“The 2018 vintage is a full-bodied, big Cabernet Sauvignon with bright acid and a mid-palate with luscious and silky tannins. The aromas include cassis, black pepper, blueberry, raspberry, red and black cherry, tobacco, black tea leaf, and cedar with hints of mint, layered with savory cooking and baking spices. On the palate, notes of back tea leaf, freshly rolled cigar, blueberry, black cherry, boysenberry, the essence of our Grandmother's freshly baked, mixed-berry pie.”
As we return to our roots with a Napa Valley Chenin Blanc, our third vintage was picked on August 24th and cold fermented (Our Grandfather’s contribution to modern day winemaking) in stainless-steel drums and one French Oak barrel. Making up for 10% of the blend, this single French Oak barrel contributes an additional layer of complexity and dimension to the mouthfeel, while the stainless-steel fermentation retains the beautiful aromatics.
Angelina has outdone herself again, creating a wine that is delicate yet complex, with an array of intricate aromatics and a lusciously creamy finish. With each sip, you will experience tantalizing hints of orange peel, Meyer lemon, honeycomb, honeysuckle, lemon blossom, jasmine, and cherry blossom - intermingled in perfect harmony. On the palate, you will discover a world of complex, yet crisp and refreshing flavors, including notes of lemon meringue pie, honey, jasmine, lemon, and lime blossom.
"With aromas of blackberry, raspberry, black tea, fresh cigar leaf, Bing cherry, and hints of lavender and violet, this continues to remain one of the most complex and exotic New World zins produced, with a full-body, inclusive of vibrant acid and velvety tannins that will coat your entire mouth. At first taste, you will experience an immediate burst of blackberry and dark chocolate-covered cherries, with a finish of raspberry and hints of caramel, butterscotch, and lavender. One of the most complex zinfandels I have made to date, using new French Oak barrels from the same cooperages we have used for the past 17 vintages!"
- Angelina Mondavi, Winemaker
2019 Dark Matter Limitless Cabernet Sauvignon
"One of the more complex vintages I have made, this 100% Howell Mountain Cabernet has an expressive nose of chamomile, black tea leaf, red and black currant, violet, cocoa, coffee, and enchanting savory baking spices. On the palate, this full-bodied wine delivers big yet scrumptious tannins and vibrant acidity with flavors of freshly baked red velvet, raspberry, black cherry, blackberry, and gooey devil's food. This is a big boy, and I recommend decanting an hour before enjoying."
We recommend decanting this wine for at least 1 hour before enjoying.